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Image ID:
lwlpr03260
Call Number:
772.02.05.02+
Creator:
Wilson, James, ca. 1735-ca. 1786, printmaker.
Title:
A city taylor's wife dressing for the Pantheon Martin pinxt. ; Wilson sculp.
Published:
[London] : Publish'd 5th Feby. 1772 by W. Humphrey, St. Martin's Lane, [1772]
Description:
1 print on laid paper : mezzotint ; plate mark 35 x 25 cm., on sheet 39 x 27 cm.
Notes:
Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
Summary:
A fashionably dressed woman sitting behind a table is taking a necklace out of a box. She looks with disdain at her enraged husband in old-fashioned clothes and a nightcap, sitting next to her, his fists clenched and despair on his face. In his lap lies
Local Subjects:
  •  Temporary local subject terms: Female dress, 1772 -- Trades: tailor -- Placards -- Sewing implements -- Jewelry boxes -- Cuckolds.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Satires (Visual works) - England - 1773.
  • Mezzotints - England - London - 1773.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Martin, Elias, 1739-1818, artist.
  • Humphrey, William, ca. 1740-ca. 1810, publisher.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
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